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"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." ~ Anais Nin

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New Amazon Giveaway for Feast of Sorrow

Feast of Sorrow

New Amazon Giveaway for Feast of Sorrow

Fit for Royalty - Flamingo Tongue, an Ancient Roman Food

ancient rome

Fit for Royalty - Flamingo Tongue, an Ancient Roman Food

Feast of Sorrow - Now in Paperback!

book launch

Feast of Sorrow - Now in Paperback!

Can You Guess How to Pronounce Apicius?

ancient rome

Can You Guess How to Pronounce Apicius?

My Favorite 2017 Books Set in Italy

ancient rome

My Favorite 2017 Books Set in Italy

Ten Tips to Entice Authors to Visit Your Book Club

Book Clubs

Ten Tips to Entice Authors to Visit Your Book Club

Seven Food Ideas for Your Next Book Club Meeting

Books

Seven Food Ideas for Your Next Book Club Meeting

How Testing (and Tasting!) Ancient Roman Recipes Helped Me Write My Novel

Writing

How Testing (and Tasting!) Ancient Roman Recipes Helped Me Write My Novel

Tasting the Past: An Ancient Roman Recipe for Parthian Chicken

Ancient Roman Food

Tasting the Past: An Ancient Roman Recipe for Parthian Chicken

Feast of Sorrow Long-Listed for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Books

Feast of Sorrow Long-Listed for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Oh Snap!

Books

Oh Snap!

#IWriteBecause

Writing

#IWriteBecause

FEAST OF SORROW is 1 Week Old!

Books

FEAST OF SORROW is 1 Week Old!

Video Did Not Kill This Radio Star

Feast of Sorrow

Video Did Not Kill This Radio Star

Out With the Old, In With the New

Books

Out With the Old, In With the New

An Italian Roundup for September

amatrice

An Italian Roundup for September

M.F.K. Fisher...not a food writer?

Writing

M.F.K. Fisher...not a food writer?

52 in 52: Books Read in June, July and August

Books

52 in 52: Books Read in June, July and August

Summer Faves

Books

Summer Faves

52 in 52: Books Read in April & May

Books

52 in 52: Books Read in April & May

52 in 52: Books Read in March

Books

52 in 52: Books Read in March

Palazzo Farnese: The most imposing Italian palace of the 16th century

architecture

Palazzo Farnese: The most imposing Italian palace of the 16th century

52 in 52: February Books Read

Writing

52 in 52: February Books Read

Beauty in Ancient Rome

ancient rome

Beauty in Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome – Podcast Style

ancient rome

Ancient Rome – Podcast Style

Robot Romans

gladiators

Robot Romans

Hidden Rome - Villa Medici

architecture

Hidden Rome - Villa Medici

52 in 52: January Books Read

Books

52 in 52: January Books Read

Touchstone Books is Publishing FEAST OF SORROW

Writing

Touchstone Books is Publishing FEAST OF SORROW

L'Amore Esiste - Love Exists

Italian Language

L'Amore Esiste - Love Exists

My 100 Favorite Books

Books

My 100 Favorite Books

New Year's Goals and Resolutions of the Bookish, Writing Type

Writing

New Year's Goals and Resolutions of the Bookish, Writing Type

I Did It! 52 Books in 2015: November - December

Books

I Did It! 52 Books in 2015: November - December

Buon Natale!

Andrea Bocelli

Buon Natale!

The Fabulous Kessler Twins

1950s

The Fabulous Kessler Twins

52 books in 2015: A reading list for Jul-Oct

Books

52 books in 2015: A reading list for Jul-Oct

Incredible Infographic on the Impact of Ancient Rome, a City of Firsts

ancient rome

Incredible Infographic on the Impact of Ancient Rome, a City of Firsts

Learning Languages with Yabla

Italian Language

Learning Languages with Yabla

June's Books - On My Way to 52

Books

June's Books - On My Way to 52

Honey in Ancient Rome

Recipe

Honey in Ancient Rome

I Have an Agent! Signing with GO Literary

Amaryah Orenstein

I Have an Agent! Signing with GO Literary

On my way to 52! Reading a book a week.

Books

On my way to 52! Reading a book a week.

Rome by Drone!

italy

Rome by Drone!

It's Time for a Summer Writing Retreat!

Writing

It's Time for a Summer Writing Retreat!

Writing Rules? Who needs them!

Writing

Writing Rules? Who needs them!

A Taste of the Renaissance in Boston

M-C- Spiedo

A Taste of the Renaissance in Boston

A Look at the New Pompeii Movie

ancient rome

A Look at the New Pompeii Movie

My Favorite Christmas Carol - Ringing of the Bells

Muppet

My Favorite Christmas Carol - Ringing of the Bells

Oldest European Medieval Recipes Found

Latin

Oldest European Medieval Recipes Found

Close Your Eyes To Box More Clever

Writing

Close Your Eyes To Box More Clever

A Writers' Retreat

Writing

A Writers' Retreat

Italian Music Gibberish: Prisencolinensinainciusol

Adriano Celentano

Italian Music Gibberish: Prisencolinensinainciusol

My Favorite Books of 2013 So Far

Books

My Favorite Books of 2013 So Far

The Muse and the Marketplace - Two M's that Writers Rely on For Their Craft

Writing

The Muse and the Marketplace - Two M's that Writers Rely on For Their Craft

Scappi's Braised Beef - An Interpretation of a Renaissance Recipe

Recipe

Scappi's Braised Beef - An Interpretation of a Renaissance Recipe

Rome Aerial Views Are Breathtaking

ancient rome

Rome Aerial Views Are Breathtaking

Learning a Language - Can You Use That Word in a Sentence?

italian

Learning a Language - Can You Use That Word in a Sentence?

Chuck Palahniuk at the Muse and the Marketplace 2011

Writing

Chuck Palahniuk at the Muse and the Marketplace 2011

Dante and Roberto Benigni - Tutto Dante

Italian Language

Dante and Roberto Benigni - Tutto Dante

Adorable Italian Ad: Armando's Dream

advertising

Adorable Italian Ad: Armando's Dream

Mustard Beets

Recipe

Mustard Beets

Learning Italian - La Bella Lingua

ancient rome

Learning Italian - La Bella Lingua

A New Fragrance Trend? Smelling Like Old Books & Dead Authors

Books

A New Fragrance Trend? Smelling Like Old Books & Dead Authors

White Smoke and a New Pope

Pope Benedict XVI

White Smoke and a New Pope

Brilliant Literary T-Shirts

Books

Brilliant Literary T-Shirts

The Fringe Benefits of Failure

Writing

The Fringe Benefits of Failure

On Writing: The Power of Rejection

Writing

On Writing: The Power of Rejection

Glykinai - Sweet Wine Cakes (Crackers)

Recipe

Glykinai - Sweet Wine Cakes (Crackers)

How Many Writing Rules Do We Need?

Writing

How Many Writing Rules Do We Need?

The Renaissance Papal Conclave: What Did They Eat?

Pope Benedict XVI

The Renaissance Papal Conclave: What Did They Eat?

Book Review: All This Talk of Love by Christopher Castellani

Books

Book Review: All This Talk of Love by Christopher Castellani

A Bird's Eye View of the Roman Forum - 3D Video

ancient rome

A Bird's Eye View of the Roman Forum - 3D Video

Sweet Spinach Pie - A Renaissance Recipe

italy

Sweet Spinach Pie - A Renaissance Recipe

Palathai - Easy, Quick and Delicious Fig Cakes

Recipe

Palathai - Easy, Quick and Delicious Fig Cakes

Learning More About Renaissance Chef Bartolomeo Scappi

Recipe

Learning More About Renaissance Chef Bartolomeo Scappi

A Tiny Tiny Roman Forum

ancient rome

A Tiny Tiny Roman Forum

The Vestal Virgin Hairstyle, Recreated

ancient rome

The Vestal Virgin Hairstyle, Recreated

Parthian Chicken

Recipe

Parthian Chicken

When the Past and Present Merge: Finding Richard III

legend

When the Past and Present Merge: Finding Richard III

The Fun Side of Research

Writing

The Fun Side of Research

Italy from Space

italy

Italy from Space

Italia in Primavera

firenze

Italia in Primavera

Creativity Begets Creativity: The Writing Group

Writing

Creativity Begets Creativity: The Writing Group

Off to BlogHer 2012! Plus my guilty secret - Martha Stewart

Writing

Off to BlogHer 2012! Plus my guilty secret - Martha Stewart

Beautiful Book Art: Justin Rowe

Books

Beautiful Book Art: Justin Rowe

Renaissance Pizza Delivery?

italy

Renaissance Pizza Delivery?

Fun facts about Renaissance Italy

italy

Fun facts about Renaissance Italy

Can You Imagine What Ancient Rome Was Like?

ancient rome

Can You Imagine What Ancient Rome Was Like?

Crunchy Tasty Dormice

Recipe

Crunchy Tasty Dormice

A new trend? Ancient Roman baby names? Really?

ancient rome

A new trend? Ancient Roman baby names? Really?

On the Fourth of July...

Books

On the Fourth of July...

Fifty Shades of Green

Writing

Fifty Shades of Green

Summer Lightning Storms

Blog

Summer Lightning Storms

Food for the Gods - Roman Honey Cakes

Recipe

Food for the Gods - Roman Honey Cakes